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St. Andrew Music Society Concerts

The Saint Andrew Music Society (SAMS) was founded by Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in 1965 to provide a setting for outstanding concerts in the favorable acoustics and warm atmosphere of our beautiful sanctuary.

We invite you to attend our Music on Madison series on Sunday afternoons from October through May featuring performances by guest artists and ensembles. Our resident choral society, the Saint Andrew Chorale, presents four additional major concerts with orchestras and instrumentalists, performing great sacred choral works throughout the season.

The Saint Andrew Music Society relies on the contributions of our "Friends of the Saint Andrew Music Society." Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law, and donors are acknowledged in the major concert programs throughout the season.

Admission to most Music on Madison concerts is by suggested donation at the door. Tickets for the concerts sung by the Saint Andrew Chorale and Professional Choir of MAPC may be purchased in advance or at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance through a SAMS Choral Subscription offers a 25% savings off full admission. Individual tickets for the Saint Andrew Chorale’s Brahms Requiem on November 16; Elora Festival Singers on March 15; Professional Choir of MAPC on March 29; and the Saint Andrew Chorale and New York City Children’s Chorus on May 3, may also be purchased online by using a credit card.

Upcoming Concerts

Professional Choir of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Saint Andrew Orchestra Sarah Pillow & Katherine Wessinger, soprano Desirée Baxter & Helen Karloski, alto Andrew Fuchs & Marc Molomot, tenor Matthew Curran & Rod Gomez, bass Andrew Henderson, conductor MAPC’s professional octet of soloists will be joined by guest professional singers in a performance of Bach’s Cantata 12 “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen” & Cantata 131 “Aus der Tiefen”, two early cantatas that demonstrate Bach’s capturing of pathos and expressivity revealed in the texts. The program will also feature two of Bach’s brilliant motets: Der Geist hilft & Komm, Jesu, Komm, along with selected Bach arias from Cantatas 78 & 199. For complete program details and artists' biographies, see .PDF below. General Admission: $25; Students/62+: $20. Individual tickets for this concert may be purchased in advance or as part of MAPC’s Choral Subscription series (see below).
Music on Madison: Bach: 2 Cantatas & 2 Motets
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  March 29
New York City Children’s Chorus Mary Huff, director Andrew Henderson, accompanist Five choirs of MAPC’s graded children’s choir program – totaling 125 choristers – will present a concert featuring repertoire from their forthcoming CD, including works by Stephen Foster, Barber, Bernstein, Copland, as well as songs from Wicked. The proceeds from the concert will benefit the NYCCC Scholarship Fund. Admission is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 - Students/62+); Children 12 & Under: free!
Music on Madison: An American Songbook
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  April 19
Margaret Mills, piano with String Quartet Works by Mozart, Ives & Ruth Crawford “Margaret Mills lavishes beautiful tone on everything she plays …” (Fanfare Magazine). Her recital will celebrate American piano music written 100 years ago during the period 1914-1924, including “The Alcotts” from Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata; “The White Peacock” by Charles Griffes; and selected preludes by Ruth Crawford. To conclude the program she will be joined by a string quartet in a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in F major, K. 459. Admission is by suggested donation at the door: $20 ($15 - Students/62+); Children 12 & Under: free!
Music on Madison: Margaret Mills, piano
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church  •  April 26

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